The Five Best Cafés in H Chi Minh City you Need to Visit at Least Once

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We travelled around to find our favourite coffee shops in H Chi Minh that are great for taking some time out from the hustle and bustle of the city.

From rich blends and stunning décor to little stools on crumbling sidewalks, the café culture in H Chi Minh city is truly special. Whether you drink it icy cold or steaming hot; sweet and creamy or short and black, such careful preparation and love is what makes Vietnam’s coffee the best in the world. We travelled around to find our favourite coffee shops in H Chi Minh that are great for taking some time out from the hustle and bustle of the city.

1.Workshop: for a lesson on the perfect brew

If you’re a serious coffee connoisseur, The Workshop is the place for you. Located in downtown Saigon, the loft café was the city’s first specialty coffee bar and is famously known for blending science, art and passion to craft the ultimate brew. You will find the café always abuzz with young aspirational folk who can’t get enough of its New York-style feel. For those who love to seek out new types of blends, there are flavour profiles listed for each bean and the passionate staff will be happy to help you choose the blend best suited to you.

Workshop

27 Ngô Đức Kế,

Bến Nghé, Quận 1,

 Hồ Chí Minh

2. ID Café – for a cosy chill out session

From vintage records to old school radios, there’s always something to catch your eye while enjoying some delicious coffee at ID Cafe. The two-storey coffee shop is an oasis hidden amongst the chaos of the city, with its comfortable couches, reggae music and a sophisticated retro style to help you relax and unwind. The menu reflects a similar blend, with a range of Vietnamese and European coffee styles and dishes to choose from. ID Café is a great place to start or end the day on a high note.

ID Café

61B Tú Xương,

Phường 7, Quận 3,

Hồ Chí Minh

3. L’Usine – for stunning interior and design

For an incredible breakfast menu and delicious coffee, be sure to visit L’Usine Le Loi. Since it first opened its doors in 2010, L’Usine has made a strong impact on the boutique coffee culture in Saigon. L’Usine is so much more than just a café; it’s also houses a fashion boutique and gallery inspired by the timeless elegance and style of the French Indochina era. You will fall in love with the café’s stylish décor, high rise ceilings and polished marble floors, and of course, it’s famous coffee that never fails to disappoint. The dining experience reflects that a French bistro, focusing on quality coffee flavours, fresh dishes and home-made cakes. To experience true cosmopolitan Vietnamese style, L’Usine should definitely be at the top of your list.

L’Usine

70B Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, 

Quận 1,

Hồ Chí Minh

4. Du Mien Garden Coffee

You may not expect to find beautiful gardens behind the city’s cement walls, but that’s exactly what makes Du Mien Garden Coffee a great destination for a relaxing afternoon. Built on top of a tree, Du Mien Garden Coffee bar is the perfect place to get back to nature and take some time out from the noisy sounds of the city. The café boasts quality coffee and stunning views that overlook waterfalls, ponds and plenty of greenery, making Du Mien a hidden paradise that’s well worth the visit.

Du Mien Garden Coffee

7 Phan Văn Trị,

Phường 10, Gò Vấp,

Hồ Chí Minh

5. Shin Coffee – for a wordly experience on-the-go

Conveniently located in HCM’s central business area, Shin coffee bar is a go-to favourite for busy professionals looking for a delicious on-the-run coffee fix. Shin is not just any coffee bar; the café also doubles as a coffee supplier, barista training academy, and it owns 4 coffee farms around the country. For those who appreciate the aroma of full body blends, experience the aromatic scents of beans from Vietnam, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya and Tanzania, which are all roasted on site and brewed using your chosen method. If you wish to avoid the crowds, be sure to visit Shin after 10:30am to guarantee yourself a seat at the bar.

Shin Coffee

13 Nguyễn Thiệp,

Quận 1,

Hồ Chí Minh

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